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Blood Moon by Ironshod Blood Moon by Ironshod
Vampires are great subjects for fantasy art and I enjoyed creating this graveyard scene. My idea for the composition was to have bats swirling round the figure as they fly in from the gothic spire in the background, and thereby also link the blood moon and the figure together.

It is perhaps hard for you to read the inscription on the tomb at the size I have saved the art for viewing here. It is taken from an actual grave stone that I saw in an old cemetery here in Leeds, UK where I live. It reads "In Loving Memory of Elizabeth. The beloved and loving wife of Alexander Smith. Who died suddenly May 27th 1884" . It was the "died suddenly" that was the inspiration to me. Perhaps this picture explains what happened to Elizabeth, indeed maybe she is now the vampire we see here?

Thanks to *mjranum-stock whose model photograph I used as reference when painting the figure
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NINJAWERETIGER 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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angeleye32 Feb 25, 2014  New member
Love her she is beautiful
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Boytalkart Feb 22, 2014   Digital Artist
beautiful
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IrisMoon1015 Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing work great details
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Sissifee Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I use it on my photoshop realisation on flickr : www.flickr.com/photos/26450367…

thanks for all your beautiful creations
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:iconcourtneyreed:
I love this.  Especially the bats and the detail on the tombstones.
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Ravenroseserpent Jun 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow nice I always love this sort of Vampire not the Twilight sort I love the bats and the grave ground and I love the colors :love:
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GreenPearlVoice May 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Lol Im wearing that shirt right now as I browse through your artwork :D
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MelodeathDivine Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely backstory! I love how much thought you put into it!
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Jennifer-Black-R Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Anne Stokes ! :D great !
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